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Amy Coney Barrett on Immigration

 

 


Counting undocumented is long-standing Census practice

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, along with other Catholic organizations, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in [the Supreme Court case Trump v. New York], arguing that excluding those without legal documentation from the apportionment base of the census sends a message that these individuals are not equal members of the human family, which contradicts the dignity of all people and violates the U.S. Constitution and the Census Act.

Since the census started in 1790, its practice has been to count all people living in the U.S. Currently, an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants are living in this country. The point of counting everyone was raised by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who told the Acting Solicitor General who was representing the Trump administration: "A lot of the historical evidence and long-standing practice really cuts against your position."

Source: Catholic News Service on USCCB amicus, "Trump v New York" , Nov 30, 2020

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